Landon Donovan Trophy: Germany's Hany Mukhtar named MLS MVP

Landon Donovan Trophy: Germany's Hany Mukhtar named MLS MVP

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Major League Soccer (MLS) announced on Tuesday that midfielder Hany Mukhtar has won the Landon Donovan Trophy as the Tour's Most Outstanding Player. 

The Nashville SC player became the first athlete in the history of the formation to win this honor. Hany Mukhtar got just over 48% of the votes. 

He beat Sebastian Driussi of Austin FC (16.80%) and Andre Blake of the Philadelphia Union (7.87% ). Members of the media, players and coaches were called to vote.

Mukhtar, who is also the first German to earn the honour, completed a dream season which also allowed him to put hand on the Golden Boot, the trophy awarded to the top scorer on the circuit. The 27-year-old has scored 23 goals and 11 assists in 34 games. He has contributed to more than 65% of his team's goals.

The Landon Donovan Award has been given to the MLS MVP since 1996. Last year, Carles Gil of the Nova Scotia Revolution England had won the honor.